Golf Cart Battery Maintenance | Golf Car Battery Care

Golf cart battery maintenance is very important to get the best possible performance out of your golf cart. Whether you have an Evolution, ACG, EZ GO, Club Car, Moke or Yamaha golf cart, or any one of the other golf cart models available, below are our what we feel are the top eight golf cart battery maintenance tips to keep any golf cart or golf car batteries in excellent operating condition.

 

 

1) Charge your batteries for 8 to 10 hours with the proper style of golf cart battery charger. This is based on an 80% discharge, so at the time of charging the golf cart batteries would still be 20% charged. The best practice is to charge overnight after you are done using your cart for the day. Even if you only used the cart for 5 minutes, you’ll want to give the golf cart batteries a good charge. If you are looking to buy a high quality golf cart charger that you can plug in and forget about overnight (no manual shut off needed), check out the large selection of automatic Golf Car Chargers, or with many of the ACG and Evolution golf cars just plug the cart in and walk away.

  • Newly purchased batteries require a full charge before use.
  • New batteries need to be cycled several times (20 – 50 cycles, depending on type) before reaching full capacity.
  • Usage should be limited during this period.

2) Proper golf cart battery maintenance is essential to proper operation of your car. Keep the tops of each golf cart battery dry, clean and tight. You can clean the batteries with a bristle brush and a solution of baking soda and water, but definitely wear eye protection and rubber gloves (no jewelry).
You can also spray the cables with anti-corrosive spray to prevent corrosion and rust.

  • Battery connectors should be kept tight at all times.
  • Periodic inspection is recommended.
  • Vent caps should remain in place and tight at all times during vehicle operation and charging.

3) During golf cart battery maintenance, remember to fill all golf cart battery cells ONLY AFTER charging, and do not over fill. Fill battery cells (aka water fill holes) with distilled water (not tap water) ¼ to ½ inch above the plates. With ¼ inch of water you will have to check your batteries more often, but at ½ inch you’ll likely have more acid accumulation on the tops of the batteries. Either level is acceptable; it’s really your call.

  • Distilled or treated water should be used to replenish batteries. Care should be taken to avoid metallic contamination (iron).
  • Battery should be kept clean from all dirt and corrosion.

4) To keep your golf car batteries at maximum capacity, use golf cart batteries often. Always remember to do a refresh charge every 45 to 60 days, and even more frequently in hotter climates. This can be difficult to do if you use your golf cart only on a seasonal basis, but if you use a golf cart battery charger with an advanced storage mode feature you’ll get an automatic refresh charge on a regular basis as long as the charger is plugged in to your golf cart while you are away.

  • Batteries should not be discharged below 80% of their rated capacity for best battery life. Properly charging your batteries will help avoid excessive discharge.
  • As batteries age, their maintenance requirements changes as well. Usually older batteries needed watered more often and require longer charging times. The capacity also is reduced.

 

5) Do not over charge your golf cart batteries. It is best if you have an automatic golf cart charger, in that way this is not a concern for you!
Batteries should be brought up to full charge at the earliest opportunity. Avoid operating batteries in a partially charged condition. This will reduce there capacity and shorten their life span.

6) Do not discharge golf cart batteries beyond an 80% discharge.
We recommended that you discharge your golf cart batteries to between 50-80 percent, do not go beyond 80 percent or to the point where your golf cart batteries are completely dead since this is not beneficial for the battery life. Periodic testing is an important preventative maintenance procedure. Hydrometer readings of each cell while fully charged gives an indication of balance and true charge level. Imbalance could mean the need for equalizing, and is also sign of possible improper charging or a bad cell. Voltage tests (open circuit, charged and discharged) can locate a bad or weak battery. Load testing will pick out a bad battery when other methods fail. A weak battery will cause premature failure of companion batteries.

7) Do not charge frozen batteries.

Also avoid charging batteries above 120°F or ambient temperature, whichever is higher.

8) Record the battery voltage of each golf cart battery cell for future reference.

  • Always remember to use a matched voltage charger and battery pack system. An undersized charger will never get the job done no matter how long the battery is left on a charge.
  • An oversized charger will cause excessive gassing and heat which could cause explosions or other damage to the batteries or to your golf car.

Golf cart batteries should last for 5-6 years. So after 5-6 years if you’re finding your golf cart is getting sluggish, it may be time for a new set of batteries. We suggest purchasing either Powertron or Trojan Battery brands for best results.

What defines a Street Legal Golf Car?

So what is the definition of  a street legal golf car, exactly? And how does a street legal golf car differ from your regular golf car? Street legal golf cars include several built-in safety features added to make it suitable for use on low speed residential streets, such as those within your neighborhood or even on some public highways. In order to qualify as “street legal,” your golf car must adhere to Florida’s laws. These rules apply to Low-Speed Vehicles (LSV’s) and Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEV’s).

What are the Florida Laws for a Street Legal Golf Car?

Everyone must keep in mind that the laws for street legal golf cars or street legal golf cars can vary from state-to-state. Whether you’re a Florida resident or a tourist, you must abide by the laws and regulations established by the state in which the street legal golf car is used. You will know if your golf car qualifies as a street legal vehicle or is suited for street use if it meets the definition below.

Street legal vehicles are defined by Florida Statute 320.01(42) as “any four-wheeled electric vehicles whose top speed is greater than 20 miles per hour but not greater than 25 miles per hour.” This includes Low Speed Vehicles such as Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEV). Golf cars that are not considered low speed vehicles are prohibited from operation on roads with a few exceptions detailed in s. 316.212. As with motor vehicles, low speed vehicles are subject to a license tax, which is the same as that prescribed in Florida Statute s. 320.08- for non-electrically powered vehicles.

Street legal golf cars are limited to a maximum speed of 25 mile per hour and typically can reach an average driving range of 60 miles per charge. A hybrid between a golf cart and an on-road vehicle, street legal golf cars have several required features:

Requirements for a Street Legal golf car in Florida include:

      • Head Lamps/Stop Lamps
      • Turn Signal Lamps
      • Tail Lamps
      • Reflex Reflectors
      • Parking Brakes
      • Rear-view Mirrors
      • Windshields
      • Seat Belts
      • Vehicle Identification numbers

Florida NEV’s and low speed vehicles are prohibited from operation on roads with posted speed limits above 35 miles per hour however they are allowed to cross major roads that have higher speed limits. That being said, a county or municipality can prohibit the use of street legal golf cars or LSV’s on any road in its jurisdiction, as is the Department of Transportation. Always be sure to check with your local laws and community for specific information about their policies. Laws for street legal vehicles vary by state and county, but Prime Golf Cars can help you find the right golf car to accommodate your particular needs.

Choosing the Right Street Legal Golf Car

Some street legal golf cars are designed for recreational use. Others are made to to be used for work situations, and their function and purpose can be unique to the specific job. That’s why we don’t believe in “one size fits all.”

From open and closed beds, to cargo bodies, limo style or vintage classic cars, we can show you a custom golf cart or commercial golf car designed to suit your needs or style. Need a street legal golf car designed specifically for transportation and taxiing people from one place to another? Consider a limo model which features additional seating. Have a job that requires carrying heavy or bulky loads? Street legal golf cars with open and closed bed options are perfect for maintenance work and other hands-on jobs. We also have different tire and wheel options depending on the preferred terrain of your vehicle.

You can also jazz up your street legal golf car with radio installs, horns, coolers, storage, lift kits, and more!  We can help get you into the perfect street legal golf car model or our service department can modify your vehicle with a street legal kit and various custom options based on your preferences.

2017 Forester AC

2017 Forester AC 2 Passenger—–2017 Forester AC 4 Passenger——2017 Forester AC 6 Passenger

Neighborhood Electric Vehicle that is reasonably priced

2017 Forester AC 2 Passenger Starting at $7,995.00

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~~~~~Now with 2-Year Warranty~~~~~

Black Forester 2Blue Forester 2

White Forester 2Red Forester 2 AC

LSV/NEV Certified with a top speed of 24 miles per hour, the Forester AC  is the perfect Electric Vehicle to get you where you need to be.

Forester AC can be licensed for Street Use in most States in USA for use on City Streets with a posted speed limit of 35 mph or less.

Whether you are going to the golf course, the market, or simply out to enjoy a beautiful day, the Forester AC  is your elegant choice.

The 2017 Forester AC was built with purpose and reliability in mind.

Our dual purpose platform allows you to transform your Forester AC  from a community vehicle to being the envy of everyone on the golf course with an easy to use hand- release golf bag attachment.

The 2018 Forester AC is certified with the Federal Government (NHTSA/DOT) so that the Evolution can be offered as a “Neighborhood Electric Vehicle” (NEV), which qualifies it for street use and may also qualify you for a Federal Income Tax Credit with IRS .

Unmatched Engineering

The quality of the 2017 Forester AC 2 Passenger begins in the engineering of the car from the ground up.

2017 Forester AC 2 Passenger is built using completely new parts.

The 2017 Forester AC 2 Passenger uses a  48-volt system to ensure maximum range using industry leading Trojan batteries managed by the CURTIS computerized controller.

2017 Forester AC 2 Passenger also features an on-board 12-volt converter that gives you an in-dash power source to power you cell phone or laptop computer.

More torque and an increase in speed is what you get when you install the 350 Amp Speed Controller on your golf cart. This golf cart speed controller will add an additional 115 amps of power that will lead to improved acceleration and increased torque. This controller is designed to fit Foresters that currently have a Curtis controller with 6 – 8V batteries. Improved performance with the 350 Amp Controller.

For added safety, the Forester AC 2 Passenger has been outfitted with standard headlights, brake lights, turn signals, and a horn.

The Forester  2 has reset the bar in the Custom Electric Vehicle industry to a level that has never before been seen and that other companies can only hope to come close to.

Standard Equipment for 2017 Forester 2

  • 2, 4 and 6 Passenger Seating Available
  • Mechanical brake
  • Custom seat
  • Automobile steering wheel black
  • Foldable windshield
  • Headlights, tail lights, brake lights, turn signals, horn
  • DOT retractable seat belt
  • Black dashboard
  • Speedometer
  • Bushguard

Options to Enhance your driving experience

The 2017 Forester 2 is available with a multitude of options to increase your driving comfort and pleasure.

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Here is a short List of currently available Options:

  • Black custom seat
  • Black roof
  • Enclosure
  • Wood grain dash
  • Wood grain automobile steering wheel
  • Sand bottle & holder
  • Golf ball washer
  • Cooler & bracket
  • Sony Xplode AM/FM CD Player with Speakers
  • Tinted foldable windshield
  • LSV package (four-wheel hydraulic brake solid glass windshield with wiper )
  • Cigar lighter
  • USB charger
  • Black glove boxes with lock
  • Wood grain glove boxes with lock
  • LED license plate lights
  • Reflectors

Standard Colors

  • Beige
  • Black
  • Blue
  • Candy Red
  • Gold
  • Navy Blue
  • Red
  • Silver
  • White
  • Yellow

Specifications

Overall Length starting at93 Inches – 198 Inches2362.2 mm – 5029.2 mm
Overall Width starting at46 Inches1168.4 mm
Height to top of Windshield70 Inches1788 mm
Wheelbase85 Inches2158 mm
Ground Clearance5.5 Inches139 mm
Weight (standard vehicle no batteries)738 lb.334 Kg
Weight (Curb, with Batteries)1,262 lb.572 Kg
Weight (GVWR)2,000 lb.907 Kg
Wheels Front10″ Aluminum
Wheels Rear10″  Aluminum
Tire Size Front93″×50″×72″
.10″Aluminum Wheel22×11-10 tires
Tire Size RearForester 2: 93″×50″×72″
.10″Aluminum Wheel22×11-10 tires
Brakes FrontMechanical brake
Brakes RearMechanical brake
Drive MotorDirect Drive 48 Volts
TransaxleDouble Reduction, high speed gears
Electrical System48 volts DC
BatteriesSix (6) @ 8V each in series = 48V DC Trojan
Battery ChargerOn-BoardLester
Speed ControllerCURTIS 36-48 Volt 350 Amp
SteeringRack and Pinion
ChassisSteel
BodyTPO Injection
Body FinishAutomotive Paint
Interior MaterialMarine-type Vinyl
CarpetMarine-type Synthetic
Forward Speed<19-24 MPH (eGC)<25 MPH (NEV)
Braking Distance (from 12 mph)<9 feet
Standard Seating Capacity2, 4, 6 (eGC) 2, 4, 6 (NEV)

2018 Forester Starting at $7,995.00

~~~~~Now with 2-Year Warranty~~~~~

2017 Forester AC 4 Passenger

Neighborhood Electric Vehicle that is reasonably priced

2017 Forester AC 4 Passenger Starting at $8,900.00

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~~~~~Now with 2-Year Warranty~~~~~

Black Forester 4Blue Forester 4

Red Forester 4

LSV/NEV Certified with a top speed of 24 miles per hour, the Forester AC  is the perfect Electric Vehicle to get you where you need to be.

Forester AC can be licensed for Street Use in most States in USA for use on City Streets with a posted speed limit of 35 mph or less.

Whether you are going to the golf course, the market, or simply out to enjoy a beautiful day, the Forester AC  is your elegant choice.

The 2017 Forester AC was built with purpose and reliability in mind.

Our dual purpose platform allows you to transform your Forester AC  from a community vehicle to being the envy of everyone on the golf course with an easy to use hand- release golf bag attachment.

The 2018 Forester AC is certified with the Federal Government (NHTSA/DOT) so that the Evolution can be offered as a “Neighborhood Electric Vehicle” (NEV), which qualifies it for street use and may also qualify you for a Federal Income Tax Credit with IRS .

Unmatched Engineering

The quality of the 2017 Forester AC 4 Passenger begins in the engineering of the car from the ground up.

2017 Forester AC 4 Passenger is built using completely new parts.

The 2017 Forester AC 4 Passenger uses a  48-volt system to ensure maximum range using industry leading Trojan batteries managed by the CURTIS computerized controller.

2017 Forester AC 4 Passenger also features an on-board 12-volt converter that gives you an in-dash power source to power you cell phone or laptop computer.

More torque and an increase in speed is what you get when you install the 350 Amp Speed Controller on your golf cart. This golf cart speed controller will add an additional 115 amps of power that will lead to improved acceleration and increased torque. This controller is designed to fit Foresters that currently have a Curtis controller with 6 – 8V batteries. Improved performance with the 350 Amp Controller.

For added safety, the Forester AC 4 Passenger has been outfitted with standard headlights, brake lights, turn signals, and a horn.

The Forester  4 has reset the bar in the Custom Electric Vehicle industry to a level that has never before been seen and that other companies can only hope to come close to.

Standard Equipment for 2017 Forester 4

  • 2, 4 and 6 Passenger Seating Available
  • Mechanical brake
  • Custom seat
  • Automobile steering wheel black
  • Foldable windshield
  • Headlights, tail lights, brake lights, turn signals, horn
  • DOT retractable seat belt
  • Black dashboard
  • Speedometer
  • Bushguard

Options to Enhance your driving experience

The 2017 Forester 4 is available with a multitude of options to increase your driving comfort and pleasure.

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Here is a short List of currently available Options:

  • Black custom seat
  • Black roof
  • Enclosure
  • Wood grain dash
  • Wood grain automobile steering wheel
  • Sand bottle & holder
  • Golf ball washer
  • Cooler & bracket
  • Sony Xplode AM/FM CD Player with Speakers
  • Tinted foldable windshield
  • LSV package (four-wheel hydraulic brake solid glass windshield with wiper )
  • Cigar lighter
  • USB charger
  • Black glove boxes with lock
  • Wood grain glove boxes with lock
  • LED license plate lights
  • Reflectors

Standard Colors

  • Beige
  • Black
  • Blue
  • Candy Red
  • Gold
  • Navy Blue
  • Red
  • Silver
  • White
  • Yellow

Specifications

Overall Length starting at93 Inches – 198 Inches2362.2 mm – 5029.2 mm
Overall Width starting at46 Inches1168.4 mm
Height to top of Windshield70 Inches1788 mm
Wheelbase85 Inches2158 mm
Ground Clearance5.5 Inches139 mm
Weight (standard vehicle no batteries)738 lb.334 Kg
Weight (Curb, with Batteries)1,262 lb.572 Kg
Weight (GVWR)2,000 lb.907 Kg
Wheels Front10″ Aluminum
Wheels Rear10″  Aluminum
Tire Size Front103″×50″×72″10″

Aluminum Wheel, 22×11-10 tires

Tire Size Rear93″×50″×72″
.10″Aluminum Wheel 22×11-10 tires
Brakes FrontMechanical brake
Brakes RearMechanical brake
Drive MotorDirect Drive 48 Volts
TransaxleDouble Reduction, high speed gears
Electrical System48 volts DC
BatteriesSix (6) @ 8V each in series = 48V DC Trojan
Battery ChargerOn-BoardLester
Speed ControllerCURTIS 36-48 Volt 350 Amp
SteeringRack and Pinion
ChassisSteel
BodyTPO Injection
Body FinishAutomotive Paint
Interior MaterialMarine-type Vinyl
CarpetMarine-type Synthetic
Forward Speed<19-24 MPH (eGC)<25 MPH (NEV)
Braking Distance (from 12 mph)<9 feet
Standard Seating Capacity2, 4, 6 (eGC) 2, 4, 6 (NEV)

2018 Forester  4Starting at $8,900.00

~~~~~Now with 2-Year Warranty~~~~~

2017 Forester AC 6 Passenger

Neighborhood Electric Vehicle that is reasonably priced

2017 Forester AC 6 Passenger Starting at $10,900.00

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~~~~~Now with 2-Year Warranty~~~~~

Black Forester 6Blue Forester 6

White Forester 6Red Forester 6

LSV/NEV Certified with a top speed of 24 miles per hour, the Forester AC  is the perfect Electric Vehicle to get you where you need to be.

Forester AC can be licensed for Street Use in most States in USA for use on City Streets with a posted speed limit of 35 mph or less.

Whether you are going to the golf course, the market, or simply out to enjoy a beautiful day, the Forester AC  is your elegant choice.

The 2017 Forester AC was built with purpose and reliability in mind.

Our dual purpose platform allows you to transform your Forester AC  from a community vehicle to being the envy of everyone on the golf course with an easy to use hand- release golf bag attachment.

The 2018 Forester AC is certified with the Federal Government (NHTSA/DOT) so that the Evolution can be offered as a “Neighborhood Electric Vehicle” (NEV), which qualifies it for street use and may also qualify you for a Federal Income Tax Credit with IRS .

Unmatched Engineering

The quality of the 2017 Forester AC 6 Passenger begins in the engineering of the car from the ground up.

2017 Forester AC 6 Passenger is built using completely new parts.

The 2017 Forester AC 6 Passenger uses a  48-volt system to ensure maximum range using industry leading Trojan batteries managed by the CURTIS computerized controller.

2017 Forester AC 6 Passenger also features an on-board 12-volt converter that gives you an in-dash power source to power you cell phone or laptop computer.

More torque and an increase in speed is what you get when you install the 350 Amp Speed Controller on your golf cart. This golf cart speed controller will add an additional 115 amps of power that will lead to improved acceleration and increased torque. This controller is designed to fit Foresters that currently have a Curtis controller with 6 – 8V batteries. Improved performance with the 350 Amp Controller.

For added safety, the Forester AC 6 Passenger has been outfitted with standard headlights, brake lights, turn signals, and a horn.

The Forester  4 has reset the bar in the Custom Electric Vehicle industry to a level that has never before been seen and that other companies can only hope to come close to.

Standard Equipment for 2017 Forester 6

  • 2, 4 and 6 Passenger Seating Available
  • Mechanical brake
  • Custom seat
  • Automobile steering wheel black
  • Foldable windshield
  • Headlights, tail lights, brake lights, turn signals, horn
  • DOT retractable seat belt
  • Black dashboard
  • Speedometer
  • Bushguard

Options to Enhance your driving experience

The 2017 Forester 6 is available with a multitude of options to increase your driving comfort and pleasure.

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Here is a short List of currently available Options:

  • Black custom seat
  • Black roof
  • Enclosure
  • Wood grain dash
  • Wood grain automobile steering wheel
  • Sand bottle & holder
  • Golf ball washer
  • Cooler & bracket
  • Sony Xplode AM/FM CD Player with Speakers
  • Tinted foldable windshield
  • LSV package (four-wheel hydraulic brake solid glass windshield with wiper )
  • Cigar lighter
  • USB charger
  • Black glove boxes with lock
  • Wood grain glove boxes with lock
  • LED license plate lights
  • Reflectors

Standard Colors

  • Beige
  • Black
  • Blue
  • Candy Red
  • Gold
  • Navy Blue
  • Red
  • Silver
  • White
  • Yellow

Specifications

Overall Length starting at93 Inches – 198 Inches2362.2 mm – 5029.2 mm
Overall Width starting at46 Inches1168.4 mm
Height to top of Windshield70 Inches1788 mm
Wheelbase85 Inches2158 mm
Ground Clearance5.5 Inches139 mm
Weight (standard vehicle no batteries)738 lb.334 Kg
Weight (Curb, with Batteries)1,262 lb.572 Kg
Weight (GVWR)2,000 lb.907 Kg
Wheels Front10″ Aluminum
Wheels Rear10″  Aluminum
Tire Size Front124″×50″×72″10″

Aluminum Wheel, 22×11-10 tires

Tire Size Rea124″×50″×72″10″

Aluminum Wheel, 22×11-10 tires

Brakes FrontMechanical brake
Brakes RearMechanical brake
Drive MotorDirect Drive 48 Volts
TransaxleDouble Reduction, high speed gears
Electrical System48 volts DC
BatteriesSix (6) @ 8V each in series = 48V DC Trojan
Battery ChargerOn-BoardLester
Speed ControllerCURTIS 36-48 Volt 350 Amp
SteeringRack and Pinion
ChassisSteel
BodyTPO Injection
Body FinishAutomotive Paint
Interior MaterialMarine-type Vinyl
CarpetMarine-type Synthetic
Forward Speed<19-24 MPH (eGC)<25 MPH (NEV)
Braking Distance (from 12 mph)<9 feet
Standard Seating Capacity2, 4, 6 (eGC) 2, 4, 6 (NEV)

2018 Forester  6 Starting at $8,900.00

~~~~~Now with 2-Year Warranty~~~~~

Evolution Blue 4P

New 2017 Revolution 4 LSV Street Legal 4 Passenger Golf Cartl

Evolution

2017 Revolution

Our Revolution is essentially created according to the user’s needs. THE ULTIMATE LUXURY GOLF AND LEISURE CAR. Most of all, the 2017 Revolution is a must have for your collection of favorite things. In your world of personalized houses, cars, yachts and your lifestyle in general the Revolution golf cart is the missing link. As a result, make your golf and leisure time as luxurious as your other times.

  • Our Innovative design has many outstanding details and user friendly solutions. Hence we were awarded with an “Honorable Mention” in the prestigious Red Dot Design Award Competition.
  • We only utilize the best components from around the World so that our automotive experts can assemble them like the luxury automobiles that they are.
  • Engineering of the chassis and drive train result in a car-like driving experience. Consequently we offer the largest golf car cabin its class with unprecedented height while maintaining leg room. Ergonomics and Comfort exceed all expectations.
  • Most noteworthy is a personal touch on your Evolution with unique upgrades like a built-in refrigerator, carbon fiber body panels or genuine leather seats. We even offer personalize painted rims in addition to pin stripes!